Wednesday, 23 September 2015

SWEDEN: SAS Commenced Operations Between Stockholm Arlanda And Hong Kong.

On 10 September, SAS commenced operations between Stockholm Arlanda and Hong Kong. Before the departure of the inaugural flight, Torborg Chetkovich, Swedavia CEO, and Rickard Gustafson, SAS President and CEO, fronted a ribbon cutting ceremony. Passengers on the inaugural flight were treated to a special oriental buffet while also being offered a book titled ‘Flavor – A Journey in the Scandinavian taste’, which SAS developed together with the renowned restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.

SAS commenced operations between Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) and Hong Kong (HKG) on 10 September. The 8,203-kilometre sector will be flown five times weekly using a mixture of the Star Alliance member’s A330-300s and A340-300s according to OAG Schedules Analyser data.

The route will not face any direct competition. Flights will depart from Arlanda at 1500, with an arrival time in Hong Kong of 0720 the next day. The return flight leaves Hong Kong at 0905 and arrives back in Sweden at 1435 the same day.

Commenting on the launch, Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS said: “Today we are writing a new chapter in the history of SAS, as we launch direct flights between Stockholm and Hong Kong. We are very proud to be linking Stockholm and the rest of Scandinavia with Hong Kong through a convenient new connection that has been opened today.”

Recently SAS announced that its next long-haul route from Arlanda will be to Los Angeles. The sector to the California airport, recently analysed by, will become the 13th intercontinental route served by SAS from Stockholm. See how Hong Kong Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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